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What is the recommended amount of rock per gallon? I'm aquascaping a JBJ 28 LED tank. thanks!
We recommend a pound per gallon as a good ballpark place to start. It will give a nice middle of the road aqua-scape and is what most folks are looking for!
Fiji and Reef Saver offer the smallest size pieces. Personally I prefer reefsaver in these types of situations as it is really easy to stack and create your aquascape.
Yes the rock is sold by the pound, so the quantity you enter in the quantity field is the number of pounds you are ordering.
You will not be able to keep fish with curing rock as the nutrient levels will fluctuate too much. Around 40 lbs would be recommended for weight. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
There made by nature so they are like snowflakes, each piece is entirely different, though most range in the softball to football size.
It will range by size of the pieces however on average a football sized piece will be 5 lbs.
You will not need any acid or other treatment for the rock. By curing the rock in heated saltwater for 6-8 weeks you can remove all dead and decaying elements (Phosphate is not "In" the rock rather it is part of the dead and decaying elements) Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You certainly can cure the rock in the tank without much issue. You will want the rock to sit in the tank with no lights and high flow for 4-8 weeks. After which you can perform massive water changes of 100% and ensure the nitrogen cycle has begun. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
All rock is sold by the pound. On average a football sized piece will weigh between 5-10 lbs. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Yes the reef saver rock can be shipped to Canada.
Would it be recommended to toss in a bit of live rock from a local pet store all into the container I'm going to be curing these in?
If yes - is only a heater and a couple powerheads sufficient for equipment, or do I need to introduce a filter now if wet live rock is included?
And lastly - would it make a difference if I include 1lb of live rock vs 5lb? Or only the rate at which the reef saver will become populated?
If your going to cycle the rock in the tank, I would just do your aquascape, add the sand, add the water, and then let the whole system cycle together.
The Reef Saver Rock is the cleanest of the rock so you don't have to worry about a cycle when adding it to an existing tank. You will get the best results by giving the rock a bit of a cure before adding it to the tank though. The simplest thing to do is to grab a container large enough to submerge the rock. Fill it up with your rock and some saltwater, throw a heater in it and let it sit for 4-6 weeks.
You will want to cure the rock still to build up a safe amount of bacteria and remove any dirt and contaminants as it is still removed out of the ground, Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We recommend curing the rock in a separate container to remove any excess nutrients before placing into the tank and starting the tanks cycle. If you prefer to cure in the tank we recommend curing for the same period and starting the cycle with the mature pro later. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We sell all of our rock by the pound. We ask that you give us an estimate of how many lbs of rock you are looking for (Ex. 1 lb per Gallon) The pieces shown in the product photo are not actual pictures of the rock you will receive, more of an idea of shapes and sizes, the typical Reef saver will range between 5-15 lbs for a football sized piece.
Each piece is different which is why its sold by the lb. Pretty typical for most pieces to be in softball to football size range with a football size piece weight somewhere in the ball park of 7-8lbs.
We typically recommend 1 pound per gallon around 20 pounds total. Unfortunately we do not offer international shipping outside of the US and Canada. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I would use water that is the same temperature as you will have the tank at. Pretty good bet that will be somewhere around 78 degrees or so. You don't need to do a water change while curing the rock but you want to get rid of all of that water when your done. If your curing in a separate container you can just move the rock to the tank. If your curing in the tank then do a 100% water change.
About 60lbs total should be great for a tank that size.
The 20lb minimum isn't because we don't want to let you buy less then 20lbs, its because a single rock weighs atleast 20lbs :-) Rocks with base are typically quiet large so if your looking for smaller/lighter pieces, the pieces without a base will be what your looking for :-)
We would always recommend cycling any rock outside of an existing aquarium before adding to a tank with livestock, though as far as rock goes the Reef Saver rock is by far the cleanest rock out of the box.
Depending on the size they can typically range from 5 - 10 lbs per piece. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We would advise cycling any type rock from any source because it just isn't worth the risk of your live stock not too. As far as the rock goes though, the reef saver is by far the cleanest of any of the rocks right off the bat.
The Reef Saver rock is much harder and not nearly as easy to manipulate. If you want to chisel out caves and the like I would highly recommend going with the pukani :-)
Great questions. For a tank your size 45-50lbs of rock should be right in the ballpark of what your looking for. Sand wise with the dimensions of your tank, coincidentally your also looking at 45lbs to get you about a 2" sand bed (half as much for a 1" sand bed). With most sands being sold in 20lb or 40lb bags, I would pick up a 40lb bag (or 2x 20lb bags) and you should be in great shape.
The rock isn't alive so it itself doesn't need to be acclimated. We would however recommend cycling any rock from any source being atleast cycled before adding to an existing aquarium to make sure there isn't any risk to your existing livestock.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock can be shipped to Canada.
BRS Reef Saver Dry Aquarium Live Rock, our environmentally friendly rock, works great for aquascaping. This rock is 100% free of nuisance algae and pests which can cause complete tank shut downs and is guaranteed to be free of apitasia, bubble algae, parasitic isopods, mantis shrimp, acro eating flat worms, little red bugs, fire worms, predatory nudibranchs, pyramidellid snails and other common pests. BRS Reef Saver rock comes in unique shapes that fit well together to make interesting and unique structures. BRS Reef Saver Rock arrives at our warehouse pre-soaked and rinsed. This is by far our cleanest rock.
BRS makes every effort to securely pack the Rock. However, the UPS automation is not always gentle on heavy products like this and they do not consider this product insurable. Because of this, there is some inherent risk with shipping rock like this across the country and it is impossible to replace or refund broken pieces. If this happens most pieces can be repaired with epoxy.
Awesome rock!! By Zik on 1/17/2017Zik would recommend this product to a friendSooooo easy to aquascape with! Didn't leach phosphates or anything (as others warn with dry rock).
Hint with the epoxy: less is more!
Will buy more for my next tank!
Nice By Jason on 1/14/2017Jason would recommend this product to a friendGreat rock and very clean. I have purchased the rock a couple of times, requested specific sizes, and the order was filled. Recommended if you need additional rock.
Nice By James on 12/19/2016James would recommend this product to a friendSuper clean rock and very porous.
It's rock By Willie b on 12/9/2016Willie b would recommend this product to a friendWell what can I say it's rock with that said it's great for base rock but not that great for surface area for your beneficial bacteria do your self a favor and add murine pure also and really increase your bacteria.
Very Nice By Mike on 12/4/2016Mike would recommend this product to a friendThis looks fantastic on top of being of minimal impact on the environment! I ordered 20 pounds for a nano reef tank and was impressed with the size of rock. I will be picking up more for any other tanks that I will be doing in the future!
3 big rocks By Aaron on 12/1/2016Aaron would recommend this product to a friendFirst off, the rock is excellent. Nice and full of nooks and crannys. But frankly after receiving my order I'm a little upset. I ordered 40 pounds for a 30 gallon tank. (I wanted extra so I could have various sizes to aquascape and leftovers for a small fuge.) I opened the box to find 3 pieces of rock around 15 pounds each. Because of this aquascaping is limited with 3 big rocks that probably will not fit right and overall just look stupid. Variety of sizes would be nice, and frankly, expected.
EXCELLENT By Inkedtx on 11/15/2016Inkedtx would recommend this product to a friendI am completely new to reefing. This was by far my father best decision I made. The rock looks beautiful in my tank.
Very nice rock! By Mal on 10/31/2016Mal would recommend this product to a friendThis rock is very nice looks great and has lots of large holes. It's not very porous through and through so it isn't as good for bio filteration.It really looks great though!
Excellent By Naso69 on 10/31/2016Naso69 would recommend this product to a friendVery nice dry rock, stacked very well. Ordered 25 lbs and was surprised at how much of this rock it was
Reef Saver Rock By raider1970 on 10/21/2016raider1970 would recommend this product to a friendI was very skeptical about using this rock. However after receiving the product I find it to be top notch. It is dusty when first unpacked and it does crumble a little. I did not find it to the extreme as other reviewers. I bought some glue to adhere the pieces together and did not use it. Aquascaping is a breeze as it truly locks into place. I am sure after seeding and cycling this rock will be as good if not better than any rock I've used in the past. I bought Reef Saver over Pukani for the ease of aquascaping and the dry Pukani still has sponges and other dead organisms I chose not to deal with. Can't wait for it to be covered in coralline algae.
Excellent By Naso69 on 10/19/2016Naso69 would recommend this product to a friendVery nice rock very porous rock. Stacked very well. I was impressec woth the amount of rock i got for the weight that i bought
Nice stuff By jwrc on 10/15/2016jwrc would recommend this product to a friendThis is nice looking rock. I am setting up a second tank with dry rock instead of liverock since I ended up with a couple of nasty critters. This is a great alternative.